Monday, March 30, 2015

Behind the Design: Heartfelt Creations Papers and Digital Die Cuts

I have this real love for Heartfelt Creations papers when I'm working on my samples for Silhouette America's Design Store!  It's definitely my go-to paper when I'm looking for something more interesting than plain cardstock, yet doesn't overpower the focal point of the design.  What prompted me to do this blog post was that all three designs I submitted this week used Heartfelt's Burst of Splendor Collection as well as the little lantern I did last week.

Easter Bookmark Tags
Easter Critters Votive Wrap

Pansy Card

I love their subtlety embedded images and how the colour fades to a lighter shade.  And of course how the colours within a collection coordinate.  I add in some solid cardstock (usually American Crafts smooth cardstock and Core'dinations cardstock) and I get the effect I want.

My favourite collection is Daphne and I did carry it for a while on the Quietfire site and it sold right out.  Unfortunately with the Canadian dollar doing what it is, I can't see carrying it again for a while.  *sigh*

Here is an Easter Bunny Flip card using Daphne papers.

Easter and Bunny Flip Card

Using the Posy Patch Collection and some plain cardstock:

Faux Gatefold Card
Always Card
Sometimes there is a bold design along the edges of the paper (which is perfectly normal seeing these are scrapbooking sized papers!), so I will move away from the edge to make use of the gentle designs.

From the Delicate Asters Collection:

Hello card with a bracket closure

Many of these papers work very well when you need a duplex paper (double-sided) with contrasting colours like in this card design.  I was one happy camper when I flipped it over. The Bunny Flip Card above is another example of a duplex paper that is very striking.  I've designed quite a few of those flip cards and it's a real treat to find patterned paper that works well with them. 

 All the above designs are available on the Silhouette Design store under my profile.

Here is a sample using the new Quietfire Believe metal die and quote.  This paper is from their Balmy Breeze collection and I loved that it coordinated with both American Crafts cardstock and Coredinations cardstock.

I don't have any affiliation with Heartfelt Creations other than liking what they do, but I wouldn't complain if I did!  Their papers are awesome!  And they work well with the Silhouette Cameo - but I'll think you've already guessed that!
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Love what you've done with the paper, Suzanne, your creations are all gorgeous!